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Five steps for effective communication

Communication can be a challenge for leaders at any level, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow this simple five-step process for clear messaging success.
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From his start as a medical resident and postdoc at Mass General Hospital to Surgeon General for the State of Florida, Dr. Rivkees has assembled a noteworthy career by focusing his efforts on two fundamentals: medical science and transformational leadership.
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The ABC’s of executive presence

Ever wondered what sets business executives apart? From their visual presence to their confident demeanor and communication style, top leaders project important cues that shape how they are perceived in the workplace.
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Empowering employees through leadership coaching

From managing a division of 45 people to mothering two teenagers, Kelly Marino is expanding her skills as a leader in the workplace and at home while pursuing Brown’s coaching and leadership programs.
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Stability in flux

Unlike the fleeting equinox, where light and darkness harmonize only twice a year, senior mindfulness instructor offers a brief practice to help intentionally nurture qualities of balance and stability in our everyday lives.
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Four steps to improved problem solving

Professor of the Practice in Leadership Ed Barrows discusses a four-step plan designed for leaders to address and solve complex organizational problems.
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An online version of the School of Public Health’s biostatistics master’s program, with an emphasis on health data science, will offer learners nationally and around the world an opportunity to gain valuable training and skills.
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Frank Doyle: Leadership lessons from the pitch

As an engineer, professor, researcher, and provost, Frank Doyle had many opportunities throughout his career to hone his leadership skills. But it wasn’t in the classroom or the lab where Doyle gleaned some of his most critical lessons in leadership — it was on the soccer field as a referee over the last 20 years.
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Life as a master's student and graduate assistant

Meet the 2023-2024 graduate assistants at the School of Professional Studies who seamlessly balance the roles of master’s students and leaders.
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Four steps to thinking more strategically

Brown University Professor of the Practice in Leadership walks us through four key steps to elevate your skills as a leader through the use of strategic thinking.
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Ten on the 10s: Shannon Sullivan '21 MHL

In celebration of Brown SPH's 10th Anniversary, we're featuring an alum on the 10th of each month who is advancing public health in Rhode Island.
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The gift of presence

As December unfolds with holidays and celebrations, senior mindfulness instructor reflects on the duality of generosity and how to honor the spirit of the season in ways that nourish others and yourself.
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Janaé Perkins named assistant dean of student affairs

From breaking barriers to expanding access, experienced social worker and student advocate joins the School of Professional Studies to create opportunities for master’s students to thrive in their educational endeavors at Brown and beyond.
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Comparing evidence-based mindfulness programs: MBSR vs. MBCT

Delve into the differences between Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to find the perfect instructor-led program for your mindfulness journey.
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Cultivating gratitude

The holidays can be stressful and it can be easy to lose yourself in the excitement of gathering, chaos of preparations and travel, or a sense of loneliness and loss for some. Senior mindfulness instructor reflects on gratitude and offers practices to ease into this season with a mindful heart.
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Leading the way in leadership education with Ed Barrows

With a distinguished career spanning academia, private sector and the military, Ed Barrows joins the School of Professional Studies as Professor of the Practice in Leadership.
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A letter from the dean

Dean Shankar Prasad provides insights into the significant ongoing initiatives at the School of Professional Studies and outlines key priorities for 2024.
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Navigating career success with Komal Shah

Brown’s School of Professional Studies welcomes associate director of career services and professional development to support master’s and professional students in their career development journeys.
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The practice of a thousand beginnings

Anyone who’s applied any amount of effort towards having and maintaining a meditation practice inevitably comes up against challenges in finding and making time for it. Senior Mindfulness Instructor, Lynn Koerbel reflects on two areas to support our practice: The fuel and the friction.

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Brown’s newest students, by the numbers

A total of 3,165 undergraduate, graduate and medical students will begin studies at Brown University next week — here’s a look at who is arriving on College Hill.
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Beginner’s mind

Senior Mindfulness Instructor reflects what it means to have a beginner's mind.
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Wilfredo (Will) Giordano-Perez
IE Brown Executive MBA (IE Business School and Brown University).

What was the main reason you chose an executive MBA program over part-time or online alternatives?
I was looking for a program that I could integrate into the work I was doing daily as a physician leader, one that would focus on executive-level skills, strategic thinking, and leadership development, while still allowing me to practice medicine and care for my patients. I did not want to be in a class surrounded by other healthcare execs, but rather a class filled with execs from different business sectors all around the world. This is exactly what this program offered. Sitting next to me was a lawyer and CEO from Uganda, a Director of Informatics from Amsterdam, Leaders in Oil and Energy from Kazakhstan and Colombia, Senior VPs from one of the largest banks and corporations in the world and the list goes on…
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The newly appointed director of open enrollment and custom education is poised to grow Brown University’s executive education portfolio — designing and delivering innovative training and development opportunities for individuals, organizations and the workforce of the future.
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Rumi comes knocking...

Senior Mindfulness Instructor reflects on opening the door to the pain that was present and welcoming mindfulness to her body.
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Ever since her first job, Amber J. Adams has been helping her colleagues grow their careers. When she found the ACT Leadership and Brown University Leadership & Performance Coaching Certification program, she knew it was time to take her coaching career to the next level.
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